Frequently Asked Questions
Will I Lose Weight With CoolSculpting?
No. The CoolSculpting procedure is not intended for weight loss. CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment. Fat cells have a low density relative to muscle and water, which is why most patients experience a change in size and shape but do not see a significant change in weight.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
With over ten million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (chin/neck), thighs, abdomen, flanks, upper arms, bra-fat near the armpit, and underneath the buttocks (sometimes referred to as the "banana roll").
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel light pressure and a moderate cooling sensation. Because we have the latest technology, our patients feel comfortable enough to read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
When will I see results from CoolSculpting?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells naturally over a period of several months.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
The quickest way to find out is to take this short quiz (click here).
The best way to know if you are a good candidate is to schedule a no-obligation consultation in our Scottsdale office.
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
Not with the latest technology. The CoolSculpting experience with earlier versions of the technology did involve some discomfort, described as painful by some patients. However, at Sculptify Me in Scottsdale, AZ, we've invested in the latest CoolSculpting machines and CoolSculpting applicators, which means CoolSculpting in our office is not painful. During your treatment procedure, you'll notice a cooling sensation after the procedure starts and this cooling sensation then begins to act as a natural anesthetic.
The only discomfort you might notice is with the post-treatment massage, which only takes a few minutes.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Are the results permanent?
Yes - the fat cells that go through cryolipolisys are permanently eliminated.
After adolescence, your body stops producing fat cells. Those fat cells then act like balloons which either expand or contract with diet and exercise. Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
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